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Racecadotril + Ofloxacin

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Racecadotril + Ofloxacin Uses

Racecadotril+Ofloxacin is used in the treatment of diarrhea.

How Racecadotril + Ofloxacin works

Racecadotril + Ofloxacin is a combination of two medicines: Racecadotril and ofloxacin which treat diarrhoea. Racecadotril is an enkephalinase inhibitor which has anti-secretory effects. It reduces the secretion of water and electrolytes from the intestine. This helps reduce the amount of fluid lost from the body in diarrhoea. Ofloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves. This treats your infection.

Common side effects of Racecadotril + Ofloxacin

Nausea, Stomach pain, Vomiting, Headache, Dizziness, Rash, Itching
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Expert advice for Racecadotril + Ofloxacin

  • You have been prescribed Racecadotril + Ofloxacin to get relief from stomach pain and loose stools due to diarrhea.
  • Diarrhea can cause water loss and electrolyte imbalance. Drink plenty of fluids especially ORS (oral rehydration solution) to help keep you hydrated.
  • Take light meals and avoid fatty, spicy, or heavy food.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking and till 4 days after taking this medication.
  • Do not use Racecadotril + Ofloxacin if you have blood in your stool or if you are severely constipated.
  • Consult your doctor if your diarrhea lasts for more than 48 hours.

Frequently asked questions for Racecadotril + Ofloxacin

Racecadotril + Ofloxacin

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Racecadotril+Ofloxacin as soon you as remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Racecadotril+Ofloxacin?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

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